At 10 a.m. on on Monday, January 25, at Keith Middle School, officials from the New Bedford Educators Association will present a donation of more than $5,300 in coats, winter clothing, educational supplies and hygiene products to the students of New Bedford Public Schools. Several school district nurses shopped at local retailers for these items. School nurses, with the assistance of other staff members, identified students that would most benefit from these donations. The school nurses will be distributing these items to the families in the near future.
The New Bedford Educators Association received a grant from the Massachusetts Teachers Association for this generous donation. In addition, the NBEA received contributions from Mayor Jon Mitchell; City Councilors Henry Bousquet, Steven Martins and Kerry Winterson; State Representative William Straus; Dias, Lapalme & Martin LLP; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Peter Muise, CEO, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union; School Committee Member Bruce Oliveira; and Superintendent Pia Durkin.